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Broadway Revival, 1975
Mrs. Dolly Gallagher Levi

Original Off-Broadway Production, 1962

Original Broadway Production, 1954
Madame Fleur

Original Broadway Production, 1950

Original Broadway Production, 1950

Original Broadway Production, 1948

Original Broadway Production, 1946

Pearl Bailey Movies

[1947]Variety Girl Pearl Bailey

[1948]Isn't It Romantic Addie

[1954]Carmen Jones Frankie

[1956]That Certain Feeling Augusta aka Gussie

[1958]St. Louis Blues Aunt Hagar

[1959]Porgy and Bess Maria

[1960]All the Fine Young Cannibals Ruby

[1970]The Landlord Marge

[1975]Tubby the Tuba Mrs. Elephant

[1976]Norman... Is That You? Beatrice Chambers

[1981]The Fox and the Hound Big Mama

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Silver Spoons Lulu Baker

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Wake Up With BroadwayWorld August 17th, 2023

Rise and shine, BroadwayWorld! It is August 17, 2023 and it's time to catch up on all of the theatrical happenings you may have missed in the last 24 hours: 

Tony Bennett, Iconic Singer and Performer, Dies at 96

BroadwayWorld is saddened to report that Tony Bennett, iconic singer and performer, has died at age 96.

FIRE SHUT UP IN MY BONES, Yo-Yo Ma & More Set for Washington Performing Arts 2023/24 Season

Washington Performing Arts has announce its 2023/24 Season with the theme of Together in Art and Community, running from September 2023 through June 2024 in nine venues across the Washington, D.C., region.


Some of Broadway's great talents will once again be merging with the best of Buffalo's own actors to present a beloved hit from 1964--Jerry Herman's HELLO, DOLLY! Starring Buffalo, led by Artistic Director Drew Fornarola, has assembled a cast of nearly 50 for it's concert presentation of the classic show.

Ronald Dennis, Original Richie in A CHORUS LINE, Passes Away at 78

Broadway legend Ronald 'Ronnie' Dennis Watson passed away on December 17, 2022 at 9:20pm after a prolonged illness. He passed peacefully surrounded by family and friends. He was 78 years young. He is survived by his brother George, nieces and nephews, numerous friends and Chosen Family who have shared in his amazing life and spirit.

Centaur Theatre Presents DARK DIVAS Next Month

Celebrating the legends who changed the course of music and entertainment forever, Centaur Theatre presents DARK DIVAS, a musical journey honouring the lives of iconic black female entertainers of the jazz age, created and performed by beloved Montreal jazz singer Ranee Lee.

Review: Amy Beth Williams In GREAT LADIES, GREAT SONGS at Don't Tell Mama Is Must-See Cabaret

GREAT LADIES, GREAT SONGS at Don't Tell Mama is proof-positive of why Amy Beth Williams has had the longevity she has, and why she has all the awards she has. Get your seat now.

Toni Tennille Will Lead HELLO, DOLLY! at Yavapai College Performing Arts Center

A beloved musical legend comes out of retirement to play an iconic theatre role, that she declared has always been on her bucket list, Ms Toni Tennille adds her name to a long an illustrious list of women (including Ether Merman, Mary Martin, Pearl Bailey, Ginger Rogers, Eve Arden, Phyllis Diller, Barbra Streisand, Bette Midler, Bernadette Peters and, of course, Carol Channing), who have been spreading the thrill of romance and the joy of living “before the parade passes by,” by portraying Dolly Levi in Jerry Herman's “Hello Dolly!” 

Tony Award-Winning Producer Steve Fickinger Has Passed Away

Steve Fickinger, The Tony Award-winning producer who worked on shows such as Dear Evan Hansen, The Lion King, and Newsies passed away suddenly last week. 

Museum of the Moving Image to Celebrate the Tony Awards With a Muppet-Broadway Tribute

In honor of the upcoming Tony Awards on June 12, Museum of the Moving Image will highlight some of the greatest Muppet moments that feature legendary stars and memorable songs of musical theater.

BWW Review/Photos: 'Put on Your Sunday Clothes' & Head on Down to HELLO DOLLY at CMPAC In The Noel S. Ruiz Theatre

Closing out its 48th season, CMPAC does manage to put on a dazzling production of Hello Dolly, albeit a few hiccups, which I will attribute to opening night jitters.

BWW Review: Ken Page Says (and Sings) It All During THERE'S SO MUCH TO TALK ABOUT… (AND SING ABOUT, TOO!) at 54 Below

Ken Page made his return to New York and 54 Below and the people who weren't there will, forever, regret having missed it.

Full Cast Announced for Paige Davis Led Production of HELLO, DOLLY! at PTC

Pioneer Theatre Company will present the record-setting Broadway hit, Hello, Dolly! as the closing musical for the current season. The turn-of- the-century romance, bursting with music and energetic dance will run from May 13 through May 28, 2022.

Beef & Boards Dinner Theatre Presents HELLO, DOLLY!

She's sassy, smart, and spunky, and soon she'll be back at Beef & Boards Dinner Theatre. Suzanne Stark stars as the iconic Dolly Levi in the matchmaking musical Hello, Dolly! starting March 31. 

Washington DC's Historic National Theatre Foundation Adds New Board Members

Washington DC's oldest continuously operating theatre, The National Theatre has added four distinguished new members to its Board of Directors. Joining the theatre's Board are private equity pioneer Daryn Dodson, longtime non-profit and arts leader Peter Jablow, innovative advertising and marketing executive Jean Komendera, and civic leader and two-term Washington DC Mayor, Anthony A. Williams.

FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW Releases Programming for the Upcoming Week

Next week, FEINSTEIN’S/54 BELOW, Broadway’s Supper Club & Private Event Destination, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond.

Amy Spanger, Lee Roy Reams, 54 SINGS SARA BAREILLES and More Coming Up This Month At Feinstein's/54 Below

Next month, FEINSTEIN’S/54 BELOW, Broadway’s Supper Club & Private Event Destination, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond.

Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts Presents MUSE/IQUE in its Season Launch

The Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts presents MUSE/IQUE in its season launch and debut at The Wallis, led by Artistic Director and Conductor Rachael Worby on Saturday, March 12, 7:30 pm, and Sunday, 13, 2022, 3 pm and 7 pm, in The Wallis' Bram Goldsmith Theater.

Way Off Broadway Will Say HELLO, DOLLY! This Spring

It has been a long time coming, but this spring The Way Off Broadway Dinner Theatre will welcome the musical Hello, Dolly! to its stage. 


Award-winning actress and vocalist Gabrielle Lee and her swinging four-piece jazz band will deliver an evening of ragtime, blues and Tin Pan Alley jazz standards celebrating Black History Month. A Tin Pan Alley Celebration of Black History Month plays at Feinstein’s/54 Below on Friday, February 11 at 7 PM.


Pearl Bailey has appeared on Broadway in 6 shows.

Pearl Bailey has not appeared in the West End

Pearl Bailey has been nominated for several awards throughout her career. She received a nomination for Best Performance at the Outer Critics Circle Awards for her role in the Broadway production of "Hello, Dolly!" Additionally, she was honored with a Special Tony Award at the Tony Awards.

Pearl Bailey has won the Best Performance award from the Outer Critics Circle Awards for her role in "Hello, Dolly!" She has also received a Special Tony Award from the Tony Awards.

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